Kohli’s Challengers to faceoff Hyderabad in do-or-die IPL T20 match

 . Last updated on June 28, 2018, 3:41 PM
Kohli’s Challengers to faceoff Hyderabad in do-or-die IPL T20 match
Virat Kohli has more than just one reason to do-or-die on this match.

The match between Royals Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad is certain to be a high voltage one, both the teams just got hotter with recent victories. In the last three IPL T20 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings Punjab and Delhi Daredevils, while losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad. It is the first time Challengers nicked two consecutive matches away from home in the season. On the other side, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat both Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils in its previous campaigns.

Against this backdrop, Challengers still has no option to play soft in the match anyways. They have lost most of the games in the early stretch of the tournament. Now, the team cannot even afford to lose the match against the strongest team of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad is on top of IPL point chart as of now and they are with players of excellent form. There is also another charmed reason for Challengers to win this match. If they win, they might get into the payoff without even trying for the next match, unlike that of other teams on the queue.

RCB has won only in matches where either Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers thumped up good runs. In all of their pervious victories, either of the two or both has nicked a half century. Apart from batting, the team softens up in bowling. They can chase and they have been winning only by chasing. When it comes to defense, they somehow become the team with the most expensive death-overs bowling. This is the contrasting difference between the two teams in the upcoming match. Sunrisers is the side with the best economy in death overs throughout the tournament.

The match is more important to Bangalore, what-so-ever, since Hyderabad is already on the playoff securing one of two berths so far. This also gives the team an opportunity to selected some of their players to put on reserve mode. In their previous faceoff, Sunrisers came up with an attacking bowling, defending their score with perfect deliveries in the final overs.

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